Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Court Competition Is Zam Effort! TN Event Ideal Way to Raise Funds for Trip UNIVERSITY SPORT

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Court Competition Is Zam Effort! TN Event Ideal Way to Raise Funds for Trip UNIVERSITY SPORT

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SPORTS.MAD students at Northumbria University combined their passion for netball and volleyball to help fund a life-changing trip to Africa.

This summer will see the latest group of Tyneside-based students head to Zambia to take part in the IDEALS Project - a scheme using sport to educate local children about healthy living and AIDS/HIV.

All those participating must pay for their travel and the netball/volleyball competition was the first of a series of fundraising events this year.

Organiser Alex Brown said: "We wanted to do something which would be fun as well as spread the message about Zambia.

"By combining two sports it captured the imagination and was hugely popular.

"There were 11 teams with a mix of different sports and standards - with the teams divided into two pools and the overall winners of each group played in a grand final.

"To decide the teams for the final a golden goal in netball was played.

"Each team had a minimum of two games in each sport regardless of results. …

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